Practical Outcomes joins Catalyst Education

Catalyst Education, formerly Careers Training Group, further expands with the addition of Practical Outcomes

Careers Training Group’s expansion into the vocational education sector in Australia continues with the inclusion of Practical Outcomes, a high quality early childhood education provider. Careers Training Group is today a leading provider of certificate and diploma training in NSW, Queensland and Victoria.

Caren Watts, joint founder of Practical Outcomes, stated: “This is an exciting opportunity for Practical Outcomes to join the expanding Careers Training Group which will provide the support necessary for the next stage of growth.”

Careers Training Group Chief Executive Officer Neil Shilbury commented: “Caren, Kellie and the team have established Practical Outcomes as a high quality brand in the early childhood education sector and we’re delighted to welcome them into Careers Training Group as they position themselves for the next stage of their growth”.

About Practical Outcomes

Practical Outcomes ( was established in Victoria in 2006 by Kellie Normington and Caren Watts and is a Registered Training Organisation specialising in early childhood education and hospitality delivering training in Victoria and Queensland. With a uniquely holistic approach to training Practical Outcomes is a highly respected vocational training provider.

About Catalyst Education

Catalyst Education, formerly Careers Training Group, was formed in 2013 through the high quality Registered Training Organisation in the vocational education sector — Selmar Institute of Education. With the addition of Royal College of Healthcare in September 2014 and now Practical Outcomes, the group is today a leading provider of vocational training across a number of sectors including early childhood education, aged care, business and financial services, manufacturing, mining and construction.

With the ongoing support of specialist private equity firm Anacacia Capital, Careers Training Group continues to grow in the $9billion Australian vocational education market.

About Anacacia Capital

Anacacia Capital manages the Anacacia Partnership private equity funds and seeks to be Australia’s leading private equity firm that specialises in small-medium enterprises. Anacacia provide strategic insight and capital to outstanding management teams to help these businesses grow.

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